You are invited to journey into a place of surrender and trust…to immerse yourself into a quiet world of healing and transformation that leaves you not just relaxed, but reborn.
Imagine being fully supported in a pool of water heated to your body temperature, cradled and relaxed, each muscle and joint rhythmically swaying into weightless surrender… Free from the effects of gravity, your body can unwind in new and unexpected ways.
Fluid Presence™ is an integrative, somatic, holistic warm-water therapy and land-based approach to awakening and living from our intrinsic wholeness. Developed by Shantam through decades of practice in Watsu, WaterDance, Biodynamic Cranial Touch, and spiritual mentoring with Adyashanti, Fluid Presence invites you to dive deeply into the direct experience of your essential nature. Through the fluidity and support of the water, constant attention to your breath, and gentle, loving, and intuitive touch, we explore the depth and grace of your being, welcoming all of who you are. For more information on Fluid Presence & Shantam visit: www.fluidpresence.net
WaterDance™ (WATA®) is a dynamic movement therapy that uses the three-dimensionality aspects of the underwater world. Developed by Arjana Brunschwiler and Aman Schroter in Switzerland in 1987, “Wassertanzen” slowly introduces the receiver to periods of movement underwater where deeper levels of freedom and therapeutic release become possible. With deep awareness and attention to breath connection, the receiver is given nose clips and a variety of individually choreographed waves, stretches, dolphin like rolls.
Watsu® (Water Shiatsu) began at Harbin Hot Springs when Harold Dull started floating people in the warm pool while applying the stretches and principles of Zen Shiatsu. The receiver is supported on the surface of the water throughout the session as various innovative massage and yoga-like stretching techniques are combined into a seamless whole-body dance. Watsu® can now be found at spas and resorts worldwide.
All forms of aquatic work increase range of motion, elongates the spine, stretches muscles, and relieves tension and stress. The warmth and hydrostatic pressure of the water promotes healthy circulation and calms the nervous system. It is wonderful for relieving the aches and pains of pregnancy while giving expectant moms to be an opportunity to connect with their developing child. Aquatic offerings are deeply relaxing and nurturing for everybody.
Receiving sessions in the water can be very powerful and have profound effects on the body, heart, mind, & soul. The water is a soft place to land with whatever is happening in your life at the moment, and is a very supportive and nurturing modality. Sessions are uniquely tailored to fit each individual, are an hour long and include time for dialogue about your intention and needs for the session. I recommend that you give yourself plenty of time after the session to walk, write, sit, integrate, and simply be with yourself.